Listening to stories encourages children to use their imagination and immerse themselves completely in another world, whether it’s funny, exciting, or a little bit scary! This ability to create a “movie” in their mind will help them with comprehension as they learn to read – and will help them come up with ideas when they begin writing.
Stories give children a strong connection to their family and their heritage. Stories may provide them with a connection to a place that is far away or people they would like to know better.
Stories are a rich way to strengthen your child’s language skills and vocabulary, whether it’s in a first or second language. Tell your stories in the language that is most comfortable to you.
Storytelling enforces reading skills by helping children become familiar with different parts of a story, such as characters, sequence, and the plot.
Telling stories can be a gentle way to share a lesson or talk about a difficult topic with your child. These story sessions translate to life skills at a later time in Primary school.